Rosemary Berkel Crisp,
co-owner of Pepsi MidAmerica Co., Marion, Ill., and a women’s healthcare activist and
philanthropist, died early this month at the age of 70 following a 12-year
battle with ovarian cancer. Crisp ran Pepsi MidAmerica with her husband,
Harry L. Crisp II, and prior to that, she worked as a nurse at Marion
In October, Crisp was honored by Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale with its Inspiring Women of Achievement Award, and
at the time of her death, she was a trustee of the Lincoln Academy of
Illinois, and a director of the National Institute of Health, National
Institute of Nursing Research; the Southeast Missouri State University
Foundation; the John A. Logan College Foundation;
the University of Tennessee Women’s Philanthropy Alliance; and the
Marion Civic Center Foundation.
Patrick Healy, manager of Fetzer Vineyard’s Hopland
Tasting Room, Hopland, Calif., and one of the earliest advocates for
Fetzer’s sustainable business practices, died last month after a long
bought with cancer. Healy is known for helping Fetzer become a “zero
waste” company, creating a recycling program that reduced company
waste to landfills by more than 95 percent. Fetzer also became an early
adopter of onsite solar power and clean energy.
“We were blessed to have Patrick with us at
Fetzer,” said Cindy DeVries, Fetzer’s general manager, in a
statement. “His leadership, service and passion is reflected in every
green thing we do at the winery.”
Liquid Lightning, Pompton
Lakes, N.J., has entered into an agreement with Canada
Dry New York for distribution of Liquid
Lightning’s energy drinks in the New York/New Jersey metro area.
, co-founder of Harpoon Brewery,
will open the Brewers Association’s 25th annual Craft Brewers Conference
with a keynote address in San Diego, on April 15. The Brewers Association expects more than 1,600 brewers, brewery owners, and brewing supply
professionals to attend the conference. For information about the event, visit www.craftbrewersconference.com
Aquamantra, Dana Point,
Calif., will sell its products though Albertsons in 85 stores in the
Southwest. In August, the company added John
Recca as chief executive officer, and the
company also recently added new 16.9-ounce “Mini-Mantras” this summer.
O.N.E. World Enterprises,
Los Angeles, has partnered with United Natural Foods Inc. to distribute its
Hobarama LLC, Miami, maker of Bawls Guarana has added five new
Anheuser-Busch wholesalers to its distribution network. In Connecticut, the
company will work with Hartford Distributors, and in Maine it has partnered with National Distributors in Portland, Valley Distributors in Oakland, Federal Distributors in Lewiston
and Maine Distributors in Bangor.
Potencia Energy Drink, Mooresville, N.C., has added Promesa Distributors Inc., which services more than 550
tiendas, bodegas and other Hispanic stores in North Carolina, as a distributor. The company also partnered with Pepsi
of Central Virginia as the exclusive beverage
distributor, covering a territory from Washington, D.C., to Norfolk, Va.